Dr. Woosug Kang enjoys a dynamic career as a concert organist and church musician. Since 2016, he has served as the Director of Music Ministries for St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville, where he leads the nationally recognized Anglican choral program. During his tenure, he has initiated a new annual organ scholar training program and has led the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) choristers on a week long residency at UK’s Ely Cathedral. Prior to St. George’s, Dr. Kang was the Director of Music for St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, Tucson, where he developed a Canterbury Apprentice Program to educate young singers with changing voices and expose them to choral repertoire of high caliber that eventually brought them to UK’s Worcester Cathedral for a week-long residency in the summer of 2016.
As a recitalist, Dr. Kang has performed throughout the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. He was a featured soloist for the American premiere of New Zealand composer, John Wells Organ Concerto with the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra that was broadcast on Pipedreams. As a liturgical organist, he was featured in services of choral evensong as well as TV and live radio broadcasts while accompanying Musica Sacra, a premiere chamber ensemble in New Zealand. Dr. Kang received his Doctor of Music (DM) from Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music studying with Larry Smith. The recipient of the Charles Ives Award and the H.F. Bozyan Scholarship for Excellence in Organ Performance, he earned his Master of Music (MM) at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music studying with Thomas Murray and William Porter. He was also the founder of the choir for the Episcopal Church at Yale on the university’s campus.
Since moving to Nashville, Dr. Kang founded and is the Artistic Director of Elevare, a professional ensemble of 9 singers that promotes sacred choral music and gives concerts at churches throughout the area. To learn more about this new ensemble and its upcoming performance schedule, please visit www.elevaremusic.com.